Hannah Solar, a leading solar energy company, recently completed a unique solar project in February of 2023, the Georgia Tech Ramblin’ Wreck Garage, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The project was a new rooftop solar installation with a system size of 12kW, generating approximately 17,500 kWh annually.


The project was completed in collaboration with Gilbane Building Company, and the goal was to install enough solar panels to make the garage net zero. Georgia Tech had specific requirements for the project, including a low-profile solar array with a clean appearance, as it would be visible from surrounding buildings. Hannah Solar chose the PanelClaw ClawFR solution that conceals the ballast block under the panels for a visually appealing solar array. The unique project was particularly special because the garage was built for the Ramblin Wreck and serves as a showcase on campus. It is also a working garage for maintaining the vehicle.

The Ramblin Wreck is a 1930 Ford Model A Sport coupe that serves as the official mascot of the student body at the Georgia Tech Institute of Technology. The Wreck is present at all major sporting events and student body functions and leads the football team into Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field, a duty it has performed since 1961. The Ramblin Wreck is mechanically and financially maintained on campus by students in Ramblin Reck Club. The classic coupe was side by side with the latest from Ford when the solar panels were delivered by Hannah Solar’s new Ford F150 Lightning. Almost 100 years of innovation in one photo.

The new rooftop solar system installed by Hannah Solar will benefit the Ramblin Reck Club by providing energy for the garage during the day. Any excess energy generated by the system will be sent back to the adjacent student center and used on site. The project achieved the university’s goal of making the garage virtually net zero while maintaining the desired aesthetic appearance.

The Georgia Tech Ramblin’ Wreck Garage project is a testament to Hannah Solar’s expertise and ability to meet unique customer requirements while still providing top-quality solar solutions. The successful collaboration between Hannah Solar, Gilbane Building Company, and Georgia Tech will serve as a model for future solar projects, demonstrating that sustainable solutions can be both visually appealing and highly functional.